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1937

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1989

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Woman Swimmer Plate, 1937

This is a plate. It was designed by Tatiana Mikhailovna Demorei and manufactured by Dmitrov Porcelain Factory. It is dated 1937 and we acquired it in 1989. Its medium is enameled, gilt and glazed porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled A Soviet Achievement.

This object was donated by Ludmilla Shapiro, Ludmilla Shapiro and Henry Shapiro and purchased from Henry Shapiro and fund: Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund and catalogued by Deborah S. Shinn. It is credited The Henry and Ludmilla Shapiro Collection; Partial gift and partial purchase through the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program Funds.

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Its dimensions are

Diameter: 34.5 cm (13 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside: in Russian "[Designed by] T. Demorei / September 1937" hand-painted in brown overglaze; Dmitorv mark stamped in blue overglaze

Cite this object as

Woman Swimmer Plate, 1937; Designed by Tatiana Mikhailovna Demorei ; enameled, gilt and glazed porcelain; Diameter: 34.5 cm (13 9/16 in.); The Henry and Ludmilla Shapiro Collection; Partial gift and partial purchase through the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program Funds; 1989-41-30

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